Weather API

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The Weather API includes METAR, TAF (Terminal Aerodrome/Area Forecast), and Zone Forecasts.

  • METAR reports provide up-to-date information on current weather conditions at an airport; we enrich these reports with tag annotations identifying prevailing conditions and notable hazards that may impact aviation.

Our two forecast products, TAF and Zone Forecasts, are complementary in scope.

  • TAF provides a detailed forecast for the immediate vicinity of an airport, generally covering a 9 to 12 hour window (sometimes greater).
  • Zone Forecasts provide longer-term and more geographically broad outlook via day-by-day forecasts generally stretching up to about a week in the future.
URI
https://api.flightstats.com/flex/weather/{protocol}/v1/{format}/{...}
Response
One or more of:
METAR Response
TAF Response
Zone Forecast Response
Long Term Support (?)
SOAP: WSDL | XSD
REST: WADL | XSD
Extended Fields (?)
SOAP: WSDL | XSD
REST: WADL | XSD

More Resources

Interactive Documentation

  1. Click on the name of the web service to expand the test client interface.
  2. Fill out each required parameter (click app id & key to pre-populate with your credentials)
  3. Send Request to see the actual JSON response. You will also be provided with a curl invocation including a pre-formatted REST URL. To see the XML response, replace the json in the URL with xml.
  4. Please be aware that large responses may take a long time to pretty-print in your browser.